In this lesson you will do:

Read the So-me Storybook

72. Old Mother Brown

73. Penguin Polka

Review

#68. “The Sewing Machine” – keep beat, play along

#69. “Ha Ha This-A-Way” – move

#70. “Snowman Joe” – sing, show body scale

#10 “Skinamarink”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can keep a steady beat with movement and instruments
  • I can move/point to show high and low sounds

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"

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2 Listen to the story, "So-me Goes to the Party"

If you have the storybook, read it.

If not, watch the video version of the story.

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3 Play the Game "Old Mother Brown"

Adapt the singing game

Zoom: Choose one child to act out an animal or an action. Sing the song together. Give the children in the class 3 guesses to figure out what "it" was.

In-Person: Choose one child to act out an animal or an action. Listen to the song together. Give the children in the class 3 guesses to figure out what "it" was.

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Song Used: Old Mother Brown

4 Watch the note highlights of "Old Mother Brown"

Watch the note highlights video to see how the notes go higher and lower.

Move your arms to show how the notes go.

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Song Used: Old Mother Brown

5 Optional: Do the solfa challenge for "Old Mother Brown"

This activity is optional because many kindergarten classes do not learn to label so and mi.

If you do label so and mi in kindergarten, or play the game with gr. 1-2, do the challenge.

Song Used: Penguin Polka

6 Learn to sing #73. “Penguin Polka“

Listen to the song.

Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: Penguin Polka

7 Watch Mrs. Gagne teach you the movements to "Penguin Polka"

copy the teacher

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Song Used: The Sewing Machine

8 Keep the beat with #68. “The Sewing Machine”

Keep the beat with #68. “The Sewing Machine”

Play the video again and take turns being the leader making up new movemenst for the class to copy.

We can call this game "Copycat!"

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Song Used: The Sewing Machine

9 Keep the beat with #68. “The Sewing Machine” using sticks

Keep the beat with #68. “The Sewing Machine” using sticks.

If you are at home use 2 spoons or 2 wooden spoons or dowels if you have them!

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Song Used: Ha Ha This-A-Way

10 Review the singing game, "Ha Ha This-a-way"

In this demo, the game is played a little differently than last week.

Adapt for Zoom or in-person lessons.

All clap with the teacher as their "partner"
Do the other movements in place.

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Song Used: Snowman Joe

11 Listen to and sing #70. “Snowman Joe”

Listen to and sing #70. “Snowman Joe”

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12 Sing and move to #10 “Skinamarink”

Sing and move to #10 “Skinamarink”

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